Posted March 4, 2003

U.S. Marshalls Seize Supplements Claiming to Prevent Cancer and Treat Arthritis

On February 12, 2003, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Marshals seized dietary supplement products from Global Source Management and Consulting, Inc., in Sunrise, Florida. U.S. Marshals seized 450 bottles and 57,000 bulk capsules after FDA determined that these products claimed to treat a variety of medical conditions including claims to prevent various cancers and to treat arthritis. Such unapproved drug claims violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the Act.)

The seizure included almost 20 different products that were sold to consumers under the names Vitamin Hut and RX for Health through retail booths and by mail order.